Morehead Obstetrics Gynecology Team Donates Blankets to Domestic Violence Shelter
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, the obstetric gynecology team at UK Morehead Women’s Healthcare donated blankets to D.O.V.E.S. (Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter), which provides emergency shelter to victims of domestic violence and helps them transition back into society.
D.O.V.E.S. offers many services, including a 24-hour staffed hotline, basic needs and hygiene items, hospital advocacy, court and legal advocacy, counseling and support programs, assistance with obtaining housing, individual case management, safety planning, and much more. Many women at the D.O.V.E.S. shelter are patients at Morehead Women’s Healthcare.
“It was our pleasure to work with director Kelli Petronella to raise awareness during October and provide much-needed blankets for the women and children that are staying at the shelter,” said Melissa Miller, BHS, senior patient services coordinator at Morehead Women’s Healthcare.